Wa-sáw-me-saw, Roaring Thunder, Youngest Son of Black Hawk

  • George Catlin, Wa-sáw-me-saw, Roaring Thunder, Youngest Son of Black Hawk, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.4

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“I painted also the following portraits, which are now in my Collection . . . Wa-saw-me-saw (the roaring thunder), youngest son of Black Hawk; painted while prisoner of war.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 56, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Wa-sáw-me-saw, Roaring Thunder, Youngest Son of Black Hawk
Artists
Date
1832
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian – Sauk and Fox
  • Portrait male – Roaring Thunder
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
  • Portrait male – Roaring Thunder – bust
Object Number
1985.66.4
Palette
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